COVID-19 In the media
The CDES' member researchers regularly share their research insights in the media.
Below are some of their contributions and other articles about their work.
Proud or mad? Melbourne’s marathon lockdown becomes the world’s longest
COVID-19 and mental health: Improving women’s mental well-being via telecounselling
How is the pandemic affecting mental health in developing countries?
Lives and livelihoods in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic in rural Bihar
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an unprecedented health and an economic crisis in India.
94% households surveyed in rural Bihar hit in some way by crisis
A new study conducted by the researchers from the CDES and the Institute for Human Development has thrown up startling findings.
COVID-led reverse migration to Bihar halved remittance, says study
More than half of the migrant workers from Bihar returned from cities following the outbreak of COVID-19, shelling out a hefty Rs 3,000 for the journey on average.
The lockdown quandary: is the pain worth the gain?
Monash researchers are mapping the global effects of different strategies used to contain and manage COVID-19. This is what they have found so far.
COVID-19: facts, figures, estimated relationships and analysis
Ranjan Ray and Sanjesh Kumar explore the interaction between the health and economic aspects of COVID-19 and its implications for global inequality and poverty.
Social protection in the time of COVID-19: Is Bangladesh doing enough?
Asad Islam (Director, Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES)), and Hashibul Hassan (PhD student, Monash University).
Delivering COVID-19 Information across the Digital Divide
Rural communities in Bangladesh and India where internet access is low but mobile phone access is high were targeted with text messages and personalized phone calls about COVID-19 preventative measures.
The marathon ride: driving the Australian economy through a pandemic (ep2)
The marathon ride. Record budget, record spending, record debt. Is this the right way to drive the Australian economy through a pandemic? With Associate Professor Gaurav Datt.
How can India revive growth?
With more than five million Covid-19 cases so far, India has announced a nearly 24 percent slump in its economy in the three months to the end of June this year. Listen to Associate Professor Gaurav Datt's conversation with BBC World News.
COVID-19 economic impact: Indian GDP shrinks by 23.9 per cent; Australia records 7 per cent drop
Associate Professor Gaurav Datt's interview with SBS Hindi on India's GDP growth numbers for the April-June quarter
Food insecurity during COVID-19
Research project by Associate Professor Firoz Ahmad, Professor Asad Islam, Dr Debayan Pakrashi, Tabassum Rahman and Abu Siddique
The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the small firms in developing countries
Group testing: A possible way to identify COVID-19 cases
Professor Asad Islam and Tabassum Rahman (Article in Bangla)
COVID-19 Testing by age: A road map back to work?
Professor Asad Islam and Associate Professor Gaurav Datt
What if the government borrowed money and never had to pay it back?
Amidst discussions of the size of the Australian government’s fiscal response to the Covid-19 crisis, the question of how to finance the fiscal response has risen to prominence.
Coronavirus: How to finance Australia's COVID-19 fiscal response
Associate Professor Gaurav Datt, CDES Deputy Director, and Dr Ayushi Bajaj
The challenges of the coronavirus crisis for developing economies
Professor Asad Islam's (CDES Director) interview with the Global Labour Organisation.
Nine concerns about the Centre's 1.7 lakh crore package
The greatest need is to ensure speedy delivery of the committed support.
Containing COVID-19 in Bangladesh
Professor Asad Islam, Associate Professor Gaurav Datt, and Professor Sisira Jayasuriya.
Feeding the poorest 50 million people in Bangladesh: An alternative proposal
Professor Asad Islam (article In Bangla).
Financing of fiscal response to COVID-19: A red herring?
Associate Professor Gaurav Datt and Dr Ayushi Bajaj.